Chocolate Coconut Sheet Cake Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Sheet Cake

Chocolate Coconut Sheet Cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 329kcal
Author I Heart Eating


Chocolate Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt ¹ at room temperature
  • 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate melted
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water not hot

Coconut Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter at cool room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch or two of kosher salt
  • Unsweetened toasted coconut chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add coconut oil, yogurt, melted chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and water. Stir together until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan to room temperature.
  • To make frosting, beat butter until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until well-combined.
  • Stir in pinch or two of salt, to taste.
  • Spread frosting over cooled cake, and top with coconut chips.
  • Store any leftovers covered in the fridge.


If you're colder ingredients aren't at room temperature, the chocolate and the coconut oil can both harden when mixed with the cold ingredients. 
  1. nonfat, 2%, or full-fat
  2. Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.7mg